Mittelstr. 12-14
50672 Köln
Telephone: +49 221 9140970
Facsimile: +49 221 9140978
E-Mail: info(at)

Management Board

Achim Josten
Fabian Kirchmann
Dariusch Manssuri

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Graf von Westphalen

Commercial Register

HRB 35073
Local Court of Cologne


according to § 27a Sales Tax Law: DE212751479


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Despite careful checks of the content, we assume no liability for the content of external links. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their content.


Personal data

We attach great importance to protecting your personal data. We would therefore like to inform you about which data of your visit is used for which purpose. Should you have any further questions regarding the use of your personal data, please feel free to contact us using the contact details provided above.

Personal data are collected by us when you communicate them to us, e.g. when contacting us, registering for our newsletter or ordering our studies.It goes without saying that the data transmitted to us this way will be used exclusively for the purpose for which they are made available to us.

Where data that are not necessary for the respective purpose are requested in our registration or order forms, these are marked as optional. This information is explicitly made available on a voluntary basis and with your consent.

Your Rights

Gladly we will inform you whether and which of your personal data is processed by us and for what purposes (Article 15 of the GDPR). Furthermore, given the respective legal conditions, you have to the right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR), the right to restrict processing (Article 18 GDPR), the right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR), the right to object (Article 21 GDPS) and the right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR).

Irrespective of these rights and the possibility of asserting another administrative or legal redress, you also have the possibility at any time of asserting your right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular, in the member state of your place of domicile, of your place of work or of the location of the alleged infringement if you are of the view that the processing of personal data affecting you infringes legal data protection regulations (Article 77 GDPR).

Withdrawal of Consent

You may withdraw your consent at any time for the future. Please e-mail your withdrawal of consent to info(at)

Sending Newsletters via “MailChimp”

IR.on sends the newsletter via theMailChimp platform, which is part of US company The Rocket Science Group, LLC (675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA).

The e-mail addresses of the newsletter recipients and other potential information made available to us on a voluntary basis are stored on MailChimp’s servers in the USA. MailChimp uses this information for sendingand statistically evaluating the newsletters on our behalf. MailChimp has informed us that they may also use this data to optimise their own services.However, MailChimp does not use the personal datato contact the newsletter recipients or to pass their data on to third parties.

MailChimp is certified to the US-EU Privacy Shield and thus undertakes to comply with EU data protection legislation. In addition, IR.on and MailChimp have signed a Data Processing Agreement.

Within the newsletter, MailChimp uses a tracking pixel that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. In this context, technical information (e.g. IP address, browser type and version, time of the request) is collected for technical improvement of the service.
The statistical evaluation also includes whether and when the newsletters are opened and which links in the newsletters are clicked. While this information may be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients for technical reasons, it is by no means our intention to observe individual users. The evaluations merely help us to identify our recipients’ reading habits and to adjust the contents of our newsletters accordingly.

You may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time and thus withdraw your consent to the processing of your data. An unsubscribe link is provided at the bottom of each newsletter. You may also send the withdrawal of your consent by e-mail to info(at)

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Use takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f. GDPO. Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information on your use of the website generated by the cookie such as

- browser type/version,
- operating system used,
- referrerURL (page previously visited),
- host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
- time of the server request

is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analyticsis not associated with other Google data. This website uses Google Analytics with IP masking, whereby Google is meant to guarantee that the collected IP addressed are anonymised. Only in exceptional cases will a full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and be truncated there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and with Internet usage to the website operator. You may prevent the storage of cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we advise you that, in this case, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website.

Furthermore, you may prevent the data generated by the cookie and associated with your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transferred to Google and from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link ( As an alternativeto the browser add-on, especially with browsers on mobile devices, you may additionally prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by [clicking on this link]. An opt-out cookie will then be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is valid only for this browser and only for our website and will be stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in your browser, the opt-out cookie needs to be set again.

As part of their cooperation, IR.on and Google have signed a data processing agreement in accordance with German data protection legislation.

For more information on data privacy in connection withGoogle Analytics, see the Google Analytics Help under the following link:

Disable Google Analytics

Google Maps API

This website uses the Google Maps API to visually display location information of IR.on AG. IR.on itself does not collect and process any personal data through the use of the Google Maps API.

When using Google Maps, Google collects, processes and uses data about the use of the Maps functions by visitors to websites.
IR.on, as the provider of this website, is not informed by Google about the content of the transmitted data or the use of the data. Google's privacy policy and privacy settings can be accessed via the following link:

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA:

Social Media Plugins

Our websites also contain AddThis plug-ins. These plug-ins allow you to set bookmarks or share interesting content with other users. The plug-ins give you the opportunity to interact with the social networks and other users, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. Legal basis for the use of the plug-in is Art. 6 (1) p. 1 f) GDPR.

Using these plug-ins, your Internet browser establishes a direct connection to the AddThis servers and, if necessary, the selected social network or bookmarking service. The recipients receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online service and the data mentioned in § 3 of this statement. This information is processed on AddThis servers in the United States. If you send content from our website to social networks or bookmarking services, a link can be made between visiting our website and your user profile on the given network. We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection, the purpose of the processing, the retention periods. We also have no information on the erasure of data collected by the plug-in provider.

The plug-in provider stores the data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or tailor-made website design. Such evaluation is done particularly (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To assert this right, you must contact the respective plug-in provider.

If you choose not to participate in this process, you may opt out of data collection and storage at any time by setting an opt-out cookie with future effect: . Alternatively, you can set your browser to prevent a cookie from being stored.

For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by the plug-in provider, as well as further information on your rights and settings to protect your privacy, please contact: AddThis LLC, 1595 Spring Hill Road, Sweet 300, Vienna, VA 22182, USA,

For more information about social networking or bookmarking services that you may have selected via AddThis plug-ins, please refer to the privacy statements of these providers below. They will also provide you with further information about your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

Links to Websites of other Providers

Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers. This privacy statement does not cover such external websites. If the use of internet websites of other providers is associated with the collecting, processing and use of personal data, please refer to the data protection notes of the respective provider.

Amendment of our Privacy Policy

We would like to point out that this privacy statement is constantly adapted to current requirements.

Last updated: June 2018